Samsung on Tuesday launched the Galaxy Tab A (2017) in India. Priced at Rs. 17,990, the tablet was launched in Vietnam last month as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017). It is already available to buy via the Samsung Online Store as well as offline retailers in the country in Black and Gold colour variants.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) is 4G-enabled, and the South Korean consumer electronics giant also announced a data offer for Reliance Jio users, who will get up 180GB additional 4G data over the course of one year. Another launch offer includes a one-time screen replacement offer for those who buy the tablet before November 9. The company is touting features like Kids Mode, Smart View, Samsung Flow, and Game Launcher.
Coming to the tablet’s specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) runs Android 7.1 Nougat with the company’s own customisations on top. It sports an 8-inch WXGA (1280×800 pixels) TFT display, and the company is also touting features like a Blue Light Filter and a display brightness of 480 nits.
The Galaxy Tab A (2017) supports a single Nano-SIM card. It is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC with 2GB of RAM. As for optics, the tablet sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) bears 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB). Apart from 4G LTE, connectivity options on the tablet include dual-band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer. It is powered by a 5000mAh battery, that’s rated to deliver up to 14 hours of video playback, 153 hours of audio playback, and up to 36 hours of talk time (3G WCDMA). It measures 212.1×124.1×8.9mm, and weighs 364 grams.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
|Release date||September 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||212.10 x 124.10 x 8.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5000|
|Screen size (inches)||8.00|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256|
|Operating System||Android 7.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.20|
|Number of SIMs||1|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||No|
|Ambient light sensor||No|